Wedding Love Songs

Wedding Love songs, of any genre, is the staple music of most weddings. These types of songs lend melodies good for softening the mood of your guests and the lyrical poetry adds to the wedding day sentiment.  Since there are SOO many great love songs to pick from, they are categorized by genre below to fit your taste.

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Pop Wedding Love Songs

A Thousand Years
Artist: Christina Perri
Genre: Pop
Release: 2011

A hugely popular song from the Twilight soundtrack...though it has nothing to actually do with vampires or werewolves. This is a great love song for weddings, and has great lyrics and tempo for slow dance music.

Right Here, Right Now
Artist: Sheri Miller
Genre: Pop
Release: 2008

Lyrics sounding like they were created for a wedding, and as such, is a very popular song for the occasion. Sheri Miller sings about what could be described as wedding vows.

Because You Loved Me
Artist: Celine Dion
Genre: Pop
Release: 1996

Celine Dion sings about how her significant other helped her through hard times and gives her strength. Another very popular track for weddings. Because You Loved Me was #1 on Billboard for 6 weeks!

I Do (Cherish You)
Artist: 98 Degrees
Genre: Pop 1999

Originally a country song, the 98 Degrees remake was a smash hit in the late 90's. Most of you will remember when this was released - It is still a popular wedding song choice today.

Feels Like Home
Artist: Chantal Kreviazuk
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Release: 1999

Dawson's Creek fans will likely be familiar with this tune as it was part of its 1999 soundtrack, as well as a number of movies throughout the past decade. The enduring lyrics and soothing melody will engage your guests on a sentimental level.

I Knew I Loved You
Artist: Savage Garden
Genre: Pop, Adult Contemporary
Release: 1999

The late 90's had no shortage of love songs, and I Knew I Loved You was one of the most memorable; however it still fits for a contemporary wedding. Savage Garden sings about how he loved his girl before he even met her.

Artist: Colby Caillat
Genre: Pop, Folk
Release: 2007

Colby Caillat sings about how she feels like a kid again hanging around her man. The chorus is this song is very memorable and it's still played on the radio quite frequently.

Artist: Phillip Phillips
Genre: Pop Rock, Folk Rock
Release: 2012

Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is gonna make this place your Home! A little more upbeat love song with lyrics that fit with weddings.

The Way You Make Me Feel
Artist: Michael Jackson
Genre: Rhythm and Blues
Release: 1987

Looking for an upbeat, classic, and catchy song to fill your wedding playlist? Consider adding some Michael Jackson to wake up your guests and get them tapping their feet.

Country Wedding Love Songs

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Artist: Lonestar
Genre: Country, Soft Rock, Pop
Release: 1999

Amazed by his girl, Lonestar sings about how things just keep getting better and how he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. A huge hit and definitely a favorite among many.

It's Your Love
Artist: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Genre: Country
Release: 1997

A touching duet song with a memorable chorus that many will recognize. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have great chemistry in this song...and you can hear it.

I Swear
Artist: John Michael Montgomery
Genre: Country
Release: 1993

"I swear, by the moon and the stars in the skies, I'll be there". I can't believe how old this song is getting now, but it's still used frequently in weddings...timeless.

From This Moment On
Artist: Shania Twain
Genre: Country Pop, Adult Contemporary
Release: 1998

"From this moment, life has begun. From this moment, you are the one." Perfect lyrics for any wedding segment. Shania Twain provides beautiful vocals in this well-known 90's love song.

Bless The Broken Road
Artist: Rascal Flatts
Genre: Country, Christian Country
Release: 2004

This song was originally written by Marcus Hummon, but the Rascal Flatt's version is by far the most successful and popular - it was #1 on the Billboard country music charts in 2005. As romantic country songs go, this is definitely worth consideration for your ceremony OR reception.

Artist: Brad Paisley
Genre: Country
Release: 2009

Then is relatively new compared to the other country songs on this list, which may be more appropriate if you're sticking to modern music. Brad Paisley sings about how he is "lovestruck" and the lyrics (poetry really, if you ask me) are very appropriate for your first dance or any appropriate segment.

Remember When
Artist: Alan Jackson
Genre: Country
Release: 2003

Alan Jackson looks back at the start of his relationship, through good times and bad, and the unforgettable experiences he shared with his significant other.

Artist: Hunter Hayes
Genre: Country, Country Pop
Release: 2012

A newer song written by the up-and-coming singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes. This song was a huge radio hit and I can see many wedding-goers adding this to their playlist. Hunter sings about how he wants to make his girl feel wanted (by him).

I Cross My Heart
Artist: George Strait
Genre: Country
Release: 1992

An oldie but a goodie, George Strait put out this title for the movie soundtrack of Pure Country in 1992. This song hit a #1 peak position on Billboard's Hot Country Songs.

R&B / Soul Wedding Love Songs

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All My Life
Artist: K-Ci and JoJo
Genre: R&B, Soul
Release: 1998

All My Life is definitely one of the most popular wedding love songs used - even today. "All my life, I've prayed for someone like you".

I Will Always Love You
Artist: Whitney Houston
Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop, Smooth Jazz, Adult Contemporary
Release: 1992

I don't think that anyone knew how popular this song would become when it was introduced in the movie "Bodyguard". Now, I Will Always Love You is another immensely popular wedding song for dances and background music.

Back At One
Artist: Brian McKnight
Genre: R&B, Soul
Release: 1999

Brian McKnight sings about how his girl is a "dream come true" and is the only one for him. Back At One was a huge late 90's hit worth consideration for your R&B wedding playlist.

Endless Love
Artist: Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
Genre: Pop, R&B
Release: 1994

This song has had many covers, but my favorite duet by far is Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey. At the time (1994), these two had chemistry on stage and their voices are just so perfect together. Duet songs work out great for first dance music.

This Very Moment
Artist:  K-Ci and JoJo
Genre: Contemporary R&B
Release: 2002

One of the more overplayed songs is KC and JoJo's "All My Life", and while it's a GREAT song, I thought I'd offer an idea for something different. This Very Moment was popular, but not nearly as used as the former...and most would agree that the lyrics are just as appropriate for weddings. This song is a little easier to dance to thanks to the consistent tempo.

All My Tomorrows
Artist: Kenny Lattimore
Genre: R&B
Release: 1998

Smooth and sweet that fits with the slow-moving feel of a dance/love song. I'm surprised All My Tomorrows didn't top-out higher on the charts; it's such a hit with wedding-goers.

At Last
Artist: Etta James
Genre: Soul Blues
Release: 1960

Really reaching back with the 1960 classic At Last - if you're seeking something a little more modern, Beyonce's cover might be your better option. The Etta James version however, can seem more appropriate for a, should I say, "classier" alternative to more modern music?

All Of Me
Artist: John Legend
Genre: R&B
Release: 2013

John Legend, who is an extremely talented vocalist, songwriter and pianist, makes this song a great idea for first dance music or background music for any segment. This is one of the best love songs made in more recent years.

Stand By Me
Artist: Ben E King
Genre: Soul, R&B
Release: 1961

A lot of people might forget about oldies love songs. Some stand the test of time and make fantastic tracks for dance songs. Every one of your guests should know the lyrics to this one - young or old.

If I Ain't Got You
Artist: Alicia Keys
Genre: R&B, Soul, Jazz
Release: 2004

Alicia Keys doesn't want superficial belongings or idealisms, she wants her man and nothing else. One of my favorite Alicia Keys songs and a very popular pick for wedding music.

Artist: Janet Jackson
Genre: Pop
Release: 1993

Not the best song lyrically for a wedding, but sometimes tone and soul is more important - especially for background music. One of the most popular Janet Jackson songs is Again, where she doesn't want to fall for her man..."again".

Rock Wedding Love Songs

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I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
Artist: Aerosmith
Genre: Rock
Release: 1998

A HUGELY popular Aerosmith love song and still one of the most widely used rock songs in weddings today. I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing released with the movie Armageddon back in 1998 and was an instant hit.

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Artist: Bryan Adams
Genre: Soft Rock
Release: 1991

Bryan Adams is an extremely talented love song writer and two of his most popular tracks are on this list. This song was #1 in almost every single country worldwide when it released! Not many can boast that.

Dear God
Artist: Avenged Sevenfold
Genre: Country Rock
Release: 2008

Avenged Sevenfold asks God to take care of his girl while he's away. Another song where the lyrics don't perfectly line up to the occasion, but it's still a GREAT rock love song that would serve its purpose outside bride-groom dance music.

I'll Always Be Right There
Artist: Bryan Adams
Genre: Soft Rock
Release: 1997

Bryan Adams has a knack for producing tear-jerkers, and this song is no exception. The lyrics and tone for this song make it another great fit for any wedding playlist.

Brown Eyed Girl
Artist: Van Morrison
Genre: Rock, British R&B
Release: 1967

One of the most played classics. Brown Eyed Girl is a little more upbeat compared to other songs on this list. It may be a little harder to dance to, but it's a bit more "happy" tone - and everyone knows this song, young or old.

I'll Follow You
Artist: Shinedown
Genre: Alternative Metal, Hard Rock
Release: 2012

Adding some more contemporary rock to the list, Shinedown sings what may be one of their less popular songs , but a good rock pick if you want something unique.

Maybe I'm Amazed
Artist: Paul McCartney
Genre: Rock
Release: 1970

Many would consider Maybe I'm Amazed to be an essential music on a list of rock love songs....and I agree. Consider this Paul McCartney classic if it fits into the musical styling for your wedding.

Can't Help Falling In Love
Artist: Elvis
Genre: Traditional Pop, Rock
Release: 1961

Oldies can many times have a special place in wedding playlists. Elvis' version of Can't Help Falling In Love is a smoothe, classic song with great lyrics that fit well with slow dance segments or background music.

Hanging By A Moment
Artist: Lifehouse
Genre: Post-Grunge, Alternative Rock
Release: 2001

Who would have thought that the signature song of Lifehouse was written in about 5 minutes by lead singer Jason Wade? Hanging By A Moment is a great, recognizable rock love song that would be a great fit for background music.

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